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HillcrestHillcrest was named after Charles Plummer Hill. Hill was one of the first individuals to prospect seriously for coal in the Crowsnest Pass before the turn of the century. He obtained mineral rights to the land on which the Hillcrest Mine and townsite would develop. It took Hill three years, however, to acquire sufficient capital to begin operations. The Hillcrest Coal and Coke Company was incorporated on January 31,1905. View Map

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